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Sapper Leonard Ralph Saunders

Incident Report

Great Western Road

  • September 20, 1940
  • Great Western Road



Incident. There were no witnesses to what happened at this incident. However the following information is available. Whilst working on a unexploded bomb on the Great Western Road, Corporal G. Mundy phoned his barracks to get some advice from his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant G. Grover or Sergeant Buckley, both were out on another job at the time of the call. It would seem that Corporal Mundy then went to a garage borrowed a rope and crow bar and went back to the bomb. The events after this are unknown except for the fact that the bomb detonated, killing Corporal G. Mundy, Sapper’s V. Mulrooney, L. Saunders, W. Slater, E. Walker, L. Watts.

Personal Details

  • 199157 Sapper
  • Leonard Ralph Saunders
  • 32 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Son of John and Emily Saunders of Tiverton: Husband of Evelyn May Saunders of Tiverton. Died on the 20th September 1940. Aged 31. Buried at Tiverton Cemetery. Square X. Plot D. Row 16. Grave 35.


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